N00028 – Registered Nurse RN
"I am a FT RN at RCA and I absolutely love it! My career has spanned 29 years and after having worked in a variety of settings as a registered nurse, I can honestly say that this is the best, most rewarding environment I’ve been a part of in many years. Management is available, receptive and supportive. Issues and concerns are addressed promptly and effectively. I am sincerely excited each day to be a part of this important and crucial undertaking in treating patients with substance use disorders with a holistic, compassionate and truly team-focused approach." — RCA Registered Nurse
In 2013, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) announced a goal: Save one million lives from the disease of addiction. We’re working fast and hard to fulfill that promise, with over 14 facilities that offer evidence-based inpatient, outpatient, and medication-assisted treatment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We know one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to addiction treatment; that’s why we tailor our treatment for each patient and offer specialized programs for patients with trauma and multiple recurrences, as well as programs for older adults, first responders, and more.
Our curriculum, resources, and evidence-based care were created to help patients not just achieve recovery, but maintain it for life. All of our services and treatment are delivered by clinical expertise – that’s where you come in.
As a Registered Nurse (RN), you’ll be a part of our exciting mission of helping millions of people jumpstart their recovery. Your medical expertise will aid in patient recovery, as you support and implement effective techniques that will make a difference in the lives of patients, their families, and communities.
If you’re looking for a fulfilling, life-changing job, Recovery Centers of America is the right place for you. And you’re the right candidate for us!
Position Overview: Registered Nurses (RN) render professional nursing care to patients with behavioral healthcare needs, perform total patient care assigned, work with clinical and case management staff to coordinate care and assist with treatment plans, administer prescribed medications and maintain patients’ medical records on nursing observations. Registered nurses may also assist physicians during treatment and examination of patients.
- Conducts intake assessments through interviews with patients and relatives to gather case history
- Plans and provides nursing care for patients
- Makes nursing diagnosis of the medical status of patients and recommends treatment options
- Consults with medical and other behavioral healthcare staff in designing appropriate treatment plans for clients
- Administers and notes reactions to psychotropic drugs and other medications
- Arranges further medical attention when necessary
- Assists the client in understanding the nature of the disease of addiction and the need for treatment
- Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and patients
- Tests for vital signs of pain and ensures treatment of pain
- Documents all patient information on medical charts and follows physician’s written orders
- Maintains patient confidentiality
- Maintains accurate records and documentation of patient treatments, immunizations, and laboratory results according to standard medical recordkeeping
- Provides courteous, high-quality service to patients and members of the public by responding to requests for service or making appropriate referrals in a timely manner
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
- Up-to-date and active Registered Nursing license in the state where this individual is delivering care
- At least 2 years of experience in behavioral healthcare/addiction services OR 5 years of supervisory experience (preferred)
- Knowledge of health care, detoxification process, addiction, co-occurring disorders and DSM criteria and terminology
- Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar
- Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; thorough knowledge of facility proprietary systems
- Integrity: Upholds personal and professional ethics and values, taking into account the values of the organization and respecting the culture, beliefs and abilities of individuals
- Job Knowledge: Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues
- Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills
- Problem Solving: Identifies problems, involves others in seeking solutions, conducts appropriate analysis, searches for best solutions; responds quickly to new challenges
- Decision Making: Uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions; takes action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences
- Collaboration: Nursing professionals must be able to work in collaboration with other health professionals and leaders from other disciplines
Work Environment for Registered Nurse: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Registered nurses (RNs) work in different areas of the mental healthcare sector such as hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, outpatient and mental health facilities.
Registered nurses (RNs) are expected to remain prepared for working long hours. They may also have to work on weekends, holidays and even during night shifts. They are supposed to work closely with the patients.
Physical Demands for Registered Nurses: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.